CHICAGO - Chicago health officials on Wednesday added Vermont to its COVID-19 travel advisory, which now includes every U.S. state and territory.
Vermont joined the list after surpassing the mark of 15 positive coronavirus cases per day, per 100,000 residents.
Before traveling, the city advises unvaccinated individuals to
- Get tested 3-5 days prior to departure.
- ALL individuals regardless of vaccination status should wear a mask on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and while indoors at U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations;
- In Chicago, wear a mask in all indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status; and
- Avoid crowds, try to stay at least 6 feet/2 meters (about 2 arm lengths) from anyone who is not traveling with you, and wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol).
After travel, unvaccinated individuals should:
- Get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel AND stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days;
- Even if you test negative, stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days;
- If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected;
- If you don’t get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel; and
- Avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness for 14 days, whether you get tested or not.
- All travelers are advised after travel to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms and isolate and get tested if they develop symptoms.
All travelers are also advised to adhere to federal and local masking rules. Masks are required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States, and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.
The health department continues to hold vaccination events across the city and distribute reliable information to all Chicagoans. In-home vaccination is also available to all Chicago residents through Protect Chicago At Home. Up to 10 people at a residence can receive the Pfizer (12 and older) or Johnson & Johnson (18 and older) vaccine. Call (312) 746-4835 for an appointment, or go to Chicago.gov/AtHome for details.